Month: December 2019

West Ham sign Song and target THREE more last-day signings

first_img 1 GETTY Alex Song spent two season on loan at West Ham from Barcelona center_img Alex Song has rejoined West Ham on loan from Barcelona.The Cameroon midfielder, 27, joined the Hammers on a season-long loan deal in August 2014.He was a big hit at Upton Park, and they now have now landed the former Arsenal player on loan for another year from the Spanish giants.Co-chairman David Gold tweeted: “It has just been confirmed. Alex Song has signed a season long loan deal to join West Ham. Welcome back Alex.”Song is set to be the first of a number of deadline day arrivals at Upton Park.Hull striker Nikica Jelavic underwent a medical on Monday after Hull accepted an offer in the region of £2million for the Croatian striker.The Hammers have also made a £7m move for Nottingham Forest winger Michail Antonio.Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor is closing on a loan deal, meanwhile, while Chelsea forward Victor Moses is also understood to be on Slaven Bilic’s radar.last_img read more

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Chelsea midfielder joins Serie A side Napoli on loan

first_img Nathaniel Chalobah 1 Nathaniel Chalobah has joined Napoli on a season-long loan deal from Chelsea, the Blues have announced.The England Under-21 international, who has effectively spent the past three seasons away from his parent club, has headed to Serie A to find first-team football.Chalobah, who can play in defence or midfield, has previously had loan spells Watford, Nottingham Forest, Middlesbrough, Burnley and Reading.last_img

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WATCH! Chelsea legend Lampard scores first MLS goal

first_imgFrank Lampard scored his first goal in Major League Soccer to help New York City to victory against Toronto FC on Wednesday.The former Chelsea and England midfielder, who also enjoyed a successful spell at Manchester City last season, has had a stuttering start to his career Stateside having been hit with injury.But he is now fit and firing and opened his account for New York in his fifth MLS appearance with a scuffed strike from outside the box in the 20th minute of their clash with Toronto at the Yankee Stadium.Patrick Mullins went on to seal a 2-0 win for the hosts when he headed home an Andrea Pirlo corner late one.last_img read more

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John Terry to suffer the same fate as these people at Chelsea?

first_img4. Samuel Eto’oMourinho angered Eto’o during the Cameroonian’s season with Chelsea in 2013 when the Portuguese boss questioned whether or not the striker was actually 32 years old.When his 12-month contract expired, Eto’o was still furious with the comments and branded Mourinho a ‘fool’ and a ‘puppet’.It’s safe to say he was never going to extend his stay in the English capital. Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has fallen out with a number of people at Chelsea 6 6 2. Juan MataAfter winning the clubs’ and players’ Player of the Year award in the previous campaign, great shock was felt by Chelsea supporters when Mata was sold half way into the 2013/14 season for £37m.Especially given he was joining fierce rivals Manchester United.After his move, Mata revealed he had ‘no relationship, no dialogue’ with Mourinho and had no choice but to seek an exit. 6 3. Andre SchurrleSchurrle was an exciting acquisition for Chelsea when signed in the summer of 2013, but failed to sustain a regular starting position, despite scoring crucial goals during his short spell in south west London.After exceling in the 2014 World Cup for winners Germany, it was a surprise when he quickly fell out of favour under Mourinho.Recently Schurrle discussed the reasoning behind his move to Wolfsburg, stating that he lost the trust of Mourinho and was never offered an explanation.center_img 6 6 Chelsea vs Southampton is live on talkSPORT at 5.30pm on Saturday 3 October.At the beginning of the week, Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho warned his squad that no player is ‘untouchable’, suggesting he was now prepared to make significant changes to his starting line up should their form fail to improve.The Portuguese manager stayed true to his word when he dropped Eden Hazard and Nemanja Matic for their Champions League clash with Porto on Tuesday night.However, the major talking point concerns the future of John Terry.Since the 3-1 Premier League defeat to Everton in September, the Chelsea captain has been limited to just one appearance in the League Cup, and with the underperforming Branislav Ivanovic remaining a regular on the team sheet, there are suggestions that Terry’s absence could be personal.In light of such speculation, we’ve looked at six others who are no longer at Chelsea having experienced the wrath of ‘The Special One’.Could there be a place waiting for Terry on this list?1. Kevin De BruyneDe Bruyne’s career at Stamford Bridge never took off. He made just three Premier League appearances in two seasons before Mourinho gave the green light on a permanent transfer to Wolfsburg in 2014.Following his exit, there was plenty of schoolyard bitching between the pair, with Mourinho criticising the forward’s effort in training. De Bruyne of course denied this claim, and the comments continued when rumours of Manchester City’s interest emerged.According to the player, Mourinho spoke with him on just two occasions throughout his Chelsea career.But having become the Citizen’s most expensive ever signing when he joined for £55m in the summer, the 24-year-old surely isn’t looking back. 5. Eva Carneiro Dr. Eva Carneiro felt the wrath of Mourinho when she, along with physiotherapist Jon Fearn, entered the field of play to treat Eden Hazard during Chelsea’s game with Swansea in August. The Blues were searching for a winner when play was stopped after Hazard had asked the referee to send for medical assistance in the final moments of the 2-2 draw.Mourinho was left furious, suggesting his medical staff lacked an ‘understanding’ of the game, which has become one of the most talked about incidents of the season.Carneiro has since left the club and reports have suggested it was her Facebook post in the wake of the incident, thanking the public for their support, that ended her relationship with Mourinho and consequently Chelsea Football Club. 6last_img read more

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Manchester City striker admits he was closing to joining Juventus

first_imgManchester City striker Stevan Jovetic has revealed he almost joined Juventus.The Montenegro international is currently on loan at Inter Milan after struggling for first-team chances at the Etihad.However, the 25-year-old has revealed he almost moved to Juventus during Antonio Conte’s reign from 2011 to 2014.“During Conte’s times I was very close to Juve. There was interest, that’s certain enough,” Jovetic told Tuttosport.“They called my agent, though I never spoke with Conte myself. In the end I stayed at City.“I have no regrets, though a thousand things happened that didn’t allow me to play at my best. My experience in Manchester was fantastic.” Man City strikers Sergio Aguero and Stevan Jovetic 1last_img read more

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Wayne Rooney reveals sadness over Howard Kendall’s death following Manchester United victory over Everton

first_img Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney ended his 11-month away goal drought at Goodison Park, but the striker wasn’t in a celebratory mood. 1 Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney ended his 11-month away goal drought at Goodison Park, but the striker wasn’t in a celebratory mood.With a perfectly timed run, the England international latched on to a pass from Ander Herrera and sent the ball into the back of the net in front of the home supporters – a strike that saw him level with Andy Cole as the Premier League’s all-time joint-second top scorer.However, Rooney opted not to celebrate with his team-mates and has suggested that, as a boyhood Everton fan, it was a show of respect following the death of Toffees icon Howard Kendall before the match.“It was very sad news,” the United captain said.“I spoke to (Everton first-team coach) Duncan (Ferguson) this morning about it. It’s a sad day for Everton.“I’m sure everyone at the club feels it, and I’d like to pass on my condolences to Howard’s family.”last_img read more

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Swansea departure confirmed… but it’s Michu NOT Monk!

first_img Michu 1 Swansea City striker Michu has left the club by mutual consent.The Spaniard joined the Premier League side in the summer of 2012 after they shelled out £2m to sign him from Rayo Vallecano.He proved to be an instant success and struck 22 times in all competitions during his debut season.However, Michu has since fallen out of favour at Swansea and spent last season on loan at Napoli.Now the 29-year-old has left the club permanently by mutual consent and can look for a new club as a free agent.last_img read more

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Hollywood writers cart kids to picket lines in play for attention

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre “I’m all for my dad,” he said outside the Disney studio. Joey’s father, movie writer Alan Shapiro, said he wanted his two sons to experience the strike. “It’s probably a once-in-a-lifetime thing – I hope,” he said. Parents took advantage of the Veterans Day school holiday to take about 100 kids to the Disney protest. Most of the youngsters obviously had a little coaching about the issues. One thumb-sucking preschooler held a sign reading, “I’m learning to share. Can you? Play nice.” BURBANK – Picketing was hard work for hundreds of protesters who got cranky and needed naps Monday at protests staged by striking Hollywood writers. So they put down their hand-scribbled signs and made mommy and daddy take them home. In the latest ploy to keep the nation’s short attention span focused on their weeklong labor dispute, writers toted their kids to picket lines outside studios to teach them lessons about residuals and payments for shows offered on the Internet. The issues in dispute between the Writers Guild of America and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers were clear for 11-year-old Joey Shapiro. John Aboud brought his 3-year-old daughter Penelope to show her the studio that made her favorite movie, “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.” “She brought a little toy rat because i told her we were going to Mickey Mouse’s house,” said Aboud, who is blogging about the strike and has several TV projects in development. Penelope made her own picket sign – unintelligible scribbles in green marker. Many of the kids were excited to join their moms and dads for some family time on the sunny, autumn day. Elijah Newman, 7, “has been dying to strike all week,” said his mother, Melissa Carter, a movie writer who lives nearby. The boy was thrilled when he waved and passing trucks honked in response. He also enjoyed the endless supply of doughnuts and cookies brought by strike supporters. Juliana Philpott, 10, brought a homemade sign with a photo of Raven, the star of the popular Disney Channel show, “That’s So Raven.” “It’s a little rude for the producers to take so much and have nothing left to share,” she said. Strike T-shirts were hot commodities on the picket line, with parents snatching them up for their kids. “The funny thing is, after all this is over, we won’t want to wear them,” Carter said.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Headless bird found on Orange County beach

first_imgLAGUNA BEACH – Another headless bird was found on an Orange County beach, adding to a string of similar discoveries since last Thursday, authorities said today. The beheaded bird, believed to be a dove or pigeon, was found around noon yesterday on the north side of Main Beach, said Sgt. Jason Kravetz of the Laguna Beach Police Department. “We are looking at all kinds of things — Halloween prank stuff, kids or cold, ritualistic-type activities,” Kravetz said. Seven beheaded animals have been found on local beaches — two goats, three chickens, one rooster and one dove or pigeon. Investigators have been trying to determine who is killing these animals, Kravetz said. Anyone with information on these crimes was urged to call the Laguna Beach Police Department at (949) 497-0701. For news and observations about crime in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley, check out the Daily News’ crime blog by clicking here.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The first animal was discovered on Nov. 8 around 2 p.m. when an Animal Services officer was sent to Picnic Beach because a beheaded goat inside a purple woven bag had washed onto the shoreline. The officer also found a beheaded chicken close by, Kravetz said. Two hours later that same day, the same officer was sent to Sleepy Hollow Beach because a second headless goat washed up onto the shore. It was again inside a purple sack that appeared to have been used for carrying onions according to its markings. Two more beheaded chickens were also found nearby that same afternoon, Kravetz said. On Tuesday morning a beheaded rooster was found on Picnic Beach, he said. Laguna Beach police were unsure if the animals washed up on the shore or if they were placed there. “They are wet. That means they are close to the surf line or they are washing up,” Kravetz said. “It’s very unusual. It’s something I haven’t seen in my 18 years on the job.” last_img read more

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first_imgHERE WE SNOW AGAIN across Donegal this Monday morning with weather warnings, schools closed and dangerous roads.Roads across the county are said to be hazardous once again with some tailbacks around major towns. Secondary roads are impassable in most areas.Although council gritters were once again out in force, but starved of salt by the NRA only 300km of main roads are being properly treated. And thousands of families who live away from the main routes will struggle today yet again in the worst weather crisis to hit Donegal in a generation – with -18C recorded locally last night.The weekend was a disaster for businesses. Trade was down by 50% – and many pubs and clubs were half-empty on a weekend when traditionally they are packed.Many people appeared to have listened to the advice of Gardai and the council with hundreds of Christmas parties and events being cancelled over the weekend.There were fresh snow falls in some northern and western parts of the county overnight. Shafted by the central Government and the NRA, Donegal was once again left without adequate salt supplies – and businesses suffered as shoppers stayed at home on what should have been the busiest shopping weekend of the year.Council senior Engineer Vincent Lynn said his staff have done their best.“The main roads are passable with care and that’s only because staff have been out all night. We are doing the best we can,” he said.At one stage Army personnel took to the streets of many towns in an attempt to clear footpaths.But it was a weekend to forget for businesses and communities. School concerts and carol services – so part of normal life at this time of the year – have been cancelled.A thaw may be on its way this Thursday or Friday, but somehow Christmas just doesn’t feel the same this year.HERE WE SNOW AGAIN – DODGY ROADS, SCHOOLS CLOSED AND FREEZING TEMPERATURES was last modified: December 20th, 2010 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more